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National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

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St John's National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore

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GAMOW, George (1904 - 1968), Professor of Physics, University of Colorado; Member: Royal Danish Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences of USA

Ranking academic impact of world national research institutes—by the Chinese Academy of Sciences

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THOMSON, James Park (1854 - 1941), JP; Hon. Corr. Member, New York Academy of Science, National Academy of Sciences, Alzate, Mexico, Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Commercial Geographical Society, Paris, and Geographical Societies of Lisbon, Marseilles, Halle, and Manchester; Life Member, National Geographic Society

OSTRIKER, Jeremiah Paul (born 1937), Professor of Astronomy, Columbia University, since 2012; Treasurer, National Academy of Sciences, since 2008; Senior Researcher, Princeton University, since 2012

KOMISARENKO, Serhiy Vassiliovych (born 1943), Director, Palladin Institute of Biochemistry, since 1998; Academician-Secretary, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, since 2004

DEACON, George (Edward Raven) (1906 - 1984), Director, National Institute of Oceanography, 1949–71; Foreign Member, Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, 1958

BOURKE, Paul Francis (1938 - 1999), Professor of History, Australian National University, since 1985; President, Australian Academy of Social Sciences, 1994–97

LANGLEY, Samuel Pierpont (1834 - 1906), Secretary Smithsonian Institution from 1887; Correspondent of Academy of Sciences, Institute of France; Member of the Royal Institution, National Academy of Sciences (US); Foreign Member of the Reale Academia dei Lincei


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A nonprofit organization of distinguished scientists in the United States (with some foreign members by invitation). It was chartered by an act of Congress in 1863 with the mission of advising the US administration on scientific matters. It publishes many papers and scholarly reports in its Proceedings and has subdivided into several academies and other bodies. The National Research Council was established under charter to the NAS in 1916, and the Institute of Medicine, an organization for medical scientists invited into the NAS, was established in 1970. The NAS mission is to advance the cause of science and technology in the public interest. See http://www4.nationalacademies.org/nas/nashome.nsf for details. Many other nations have similar bodies, for instance the Royal Society in the United Kingdom.

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